5 December 2013

Climate Silence - and how to break it

This report from COIN describes the blanket of silence that has descended on the issue of climate change in the UK in the past five years. The report argues the debate urgently needs new narratives that make the link between the climate challenge and ordinary people’s lives.

29 August 2013

SCC summary briefing: Fracking for shale gas

The Stop Climate Chaos Coalition position on a UK shale gas industry and some key information about the fracking process and its impacts on the global climate, natural environment, fuel bills and jobs.

Resource tags: Climate facts, Briefings
7 August 2013

Fracking: Unconventional, unnecessary and unwanted

A Friends of the Earth briefing on "Why fracking for shale gas is a gamble the UK does not need to take"
The Government gave the green light to fracking for shale gas in the UK in late 2012. Fracking for shale gas helps keep us hooked on fossil fuels instead of moving towards an energy system based on energy saving and renewable sources; brings serious risks to the local environment and people’s health, and is unlikely to cut energy bills. Proposals for fracking are meeting strong opposition in the UK, as they have throughout the world. Shale gas is unconventional, unnecessary and unwanted.
Resource tags: Climate facts, Briefings
31 July 2013

Carbon Capital Handbook

The financial sector views fossil fuels as a reliable bet, and is betting on the UK government doing little to curb our oil, gas and coal addiction. With tax breaks of over £1 billion to North Sea oil, and new carbon reporting rules that don’t even ask financiers to count the impact of their investments, it has not been disappointed.

This booklet, compiled by the World Development Movement, looks at how the City of London organises the fossil fuel investments for destructive fossil fuel projects that are leading to runaway climate change, and asks what we can do to stop it. Its aim is to inform campaigners and equip them to take action.

9 May 2013

Talking Climate: the gateway to research on science communication

There is a great deal of research on cli­mate change com­mu­nic­a­tion, but too often this valu­able know­ledge doesn’t reach the people who need it most: cli­mate change com­mu­nic­ators. The Talking Climate website contains a practical guides on subjects such as Making Climate Science Simple and Using Scare Tactics: does it work? Check it out for tips and advice for your campaign communications. 

Talking Climate is a UK-based part­ner­ship between the Climate Outreach and Information Network(COIN), and the Public Interest Research Centre (PIRC).

22 January 2013

Point of No Return (2013)

This 2013 Greenpeace study reveals how a 'carbon bomb' of 14 planned fossil fuel projects alone would increase global carbon emissions by 20% by 2020 if given the go-ahead. These projects include expansion of Canadian and Venezuelan tar sands; open cast coal mines in China and Australia; offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and Brazil - as well as other Ecocidal plans. This report explores the climate science as well as the clean energy alternatives.

Resource tags: Climate facts, Briefings
11 January 2013

Skeptical Science: Getting skeptical about skepticism

Winner of the 2011 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Advancement of Climate Change knowledge, the Skeptical Science forum seeks to establish a clear distinction between healthy scepticism and denial. The site’s author systematically explores and debunks the numerous arguments set out by climate change deniers. Articles are pitched at varying levels of complexity and depths, ensuring that content is both commonly accessible and scientifically robust.

Resource tags: Climate facts
11 January 2013

Real Science: Climate Science from the Climate Scientists

The Real Science site seeks to provide rapid response by climate scientists working in the field to mainstream coverage on climate change - be this to debunk erroneous claims or to add vital context where missing. Aimed at the wider public and journalists, the analysis and commentary remains strictly science focused and does not offer any political or economic insight. This is a moderated forum.

Resource tags: Climate facts
11 January 2013

Grist How to talk to a climate skeptic

A series of articles published in Grist by Coby Beck on “How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic” have been collected and are available in their entirety on this site. Beck’s contributions largely focus on rebutting common objections to anthropogenic climate change and are classified into four key areas: Stages of Denial; Scientific Topics; Types of Argument and Levels of Sophistication.

Resource tags: Climate facts
11 January 2013


The primary purpose of this blog is to expose and counter attempts by those with vested interests in carbon intensive industries to greenwash their activities and hijack the debate on climate change. In the team's own words, “DeSmogBlog is here to cry foul - to shine the light on techniques and tactics that reflect badly on the PR industry and are, ultimately, bad for the planet.”

Resource tags: Climate facts


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